has a riveting history which has helped shape this city’s colorful character. This principality was first inhabited by the Algonquin First Nations and later colonized by the British. During the colonization period it received its contemporary name Aylmer, titled after the 1930 Governor General of British North America, Lord Aylmer. The infusion of Francophones and Anglophones to this once indigenous region has molded a beautiful cultural mosaic to this unique corner of Quebec.
During the mid-19th century, Aylmer was the administrative and commercial hub of the region; consequently a distinct footprint of its legacy is still apparent today. Vacate your vacation rental accommodations for the day and explore Aylmer’s Old Village where historic buildings have been beautifully preserved thus capturing the times classic aura
. The proximity of famous homes, mansions, churches and squares within the Old Village make it an ideal destination for a self-guided walking tour spanning over 5 city blocks. Relax as you rest in your condo rental accommodation after this exploration.
Throughout the year many celebrations and festivals
take place near Aylmer, Quebec. One of the most anticipated events is the Les Grand Feux du Casino du Lac-Leamy
. During this festival, countries from around the world exhibit their pyrotechnic abilities on Leamy Lake, where they compete in an explosive battle of fireworks and sound. You will definitely want to relinquish your condo rental accommodation for this experience.
Another amazing festival is the Festival L'Outaouais en fête
. This four day event celebrates Francophone culture through music, dance, cuisine, and art. Fireworks, amusement rides, and bonfires make it an excellent event for everyone in the family. The event takes place at Parc des Cedres which is in close proximity to luxurious private vacation rental accommodations and condo rentals.
Aylmer has many wonderful shopping districts
. Galeries Aylmer, Place Cartier, and Place Champlain are terrific zones for shopping therapy. There are many lodging and vacation rentals, so you won’t have to carry your bags too far.
The residents of Aylmer boast about being the “Recreation Capital"
, because of its extensive green space, bike trails, golf courses and marinas. Step outside your vacation rentals and experience the outdoors in this multidimensional city.